Hi all experienced PACU RNs! I have just started working (finished 12 days of orientation) in an outpatient surgery center with no previous recovery room experience. My background is home health for the past 6yrs and 4 years of med-sug prior to that. I really want this PACU job to go well but am having a difficult time remembering all the nuances of different docs and keeping up with the experienced staff. There are so many things I like about this department - the team work, my co-workers, the fix-m-up and dc, and the fast pace. I especially have trouble when the patient first arrives although the whole team helps....the monitors make me feel like an idiot! I really want to stay in this area but am doubting my capability
Any words of wisdom, suggestions, would be much appreciated.